January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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Human trafficking takes a terrible toll, affecting nearly 25 million people worldwide, including tens of thousands here in the United States. Like domestic violence, trafficking is about power and control and exploitation of people, particularly women and children.

Futures Without Violence works to prevent this appalling violation of human rights by supporting and empowering survivors – and equipping workplaces, healthcare settings, and domestic violence agencies and advocates to respond. We also advocate for more effective support at the national level and global levels through our policy work. 

Join one of our events this month in support of our work to prevent and address human trafficking. 

You can access more resources and tools through our Futures Without Violence anti-human trafficking projects on: Building Collaborative Responses to Support Survivors, and Health Partnerships, and Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors.

Finally, share the National Human Trafficking Hotline number with anyone who is, or who knows someone who is experiencing human trafficking: 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711; Text 233733).

Upcoming Events

INSTAGRAM LIVE – Jan 12 | 10am PT/1pm ET
What Does Resilience Mean to You? And Instagram Live conversation with advocates who work on issues of trafficking and domestic violence.
Join on Instagram.

WEBINAR – Jan 18 | 11:00 am PT/2pm ET
Health Centers and Patient Violence Prevention Webinar with National Center for Farmworker Health.
More information and registration.

WEBINAR – Jan 26 | 10am PT/1pm ET
They Won’t Leave Me Alone: Understanding Intersections of Stalking, Trafficking and Economic Security.
More information and registration.

Capacity Building Opportunities

Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Project provides training and technical assistance on building collaborations to assist and identify domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who are also survivors of trafficking.  View resources and recorded webinars, contact: learning@futureswithoutviolence.org

Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation works with community health centers to support those at risk of experiencing or surviving intimate partner violence (IPV) or human trafficking (HT) and to bolster prevention efforts.  View resources and tools.

Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking (PEOST) Training and Technical Assistance Project, aims to increase access to quality educational and employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking.  View resources and recorded webinars, contact: peost@futureswithoutviolence.org

Tools & Resources

Building Collaborative Responses with Healthcare, for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Task Forces and Multidisciplinary Teams Addressing Human Trafficking. Benefits and strategies of healthcare partnerships for DV/SA/HT task forces and coalitions.

Collaborating with Culturally Specific Community-Based Programs to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. This webinar includes strategies and recommendations on effective collaboration with culturally specific organizations to address the intersectionality of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.  Presenters share their experiences, lessons learned, and promising practices in engaging with the immigrant, LGBTQ+, tribal, farm worker, and Deaf community.

Collaboration to Increase Access to Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Domestic and Sexual Violence. This toolkit contains advocacy considerations, collaboration strategies and resources that advocacy programs can utilize to support HT survivors’ self sufficiency.

Intersection of Human Trafficking and Substance Use:  Trauma-Informed Care and Collaboration Strategies to Support Survivors. This webinar highlights collaborative strategies to support survivors in the state of Vermont and West Virginia communities, led by advocacy services and anti-human trafficking collaborations.

Ten Action Steps: Building and Sustaining Collaborations to Support Trafficking Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, A Toolkit for Advocacy Programs. Strategies and tools for DV/SA/HT organizations to build or enhance multidisciplinary teams to better support survivors of human trafficking. A one-page overview of the 10 action steps is here.